wallace and gromit's musical marvels

The Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels tour 2019

February 5, 2019 admin 4

Last year we had the absolute pleasure of being invited to watch The Snowman Tour at Warrington Parr Hall  and I can honestly say we all loved it, even more than I expected to. So, this year when we were asked if we would be interested in working with Carrot productions again for their upcoming tour of Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels we just had to agree and I can’t urge you to book tickets enough […]

in the book

Personalised children’s books from In The Book

January 29, 2019 admin 4

This week we are celebrating National Storytelling week with interviews, competitions and book reviews, in a bid to encourage others to step away from the electronics and pick up a book instead. Whether it is reading solo or as a family, listening to audio books or creating your own narrative to go along with a picture, there are many ways you can enjoy stories and so many children are opting for electronic games over books […]

interview with jane browne

An interview with Jane Browne

January 28, 2019 admin 0

This week is National Storytelling week and in a bid to celebrate this, alongside our families love for books, we are bringing you a selection of fantastic interviews with children’s authors and illustrators as well as some fabulous competitions.   Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you my interview with Jane Browne, a brilliant children’s author.   Hi Jane, Thank you for agreeing to do this interview for National storytelling week can you […]

An interview with children’s illustrator Kasia Dudziuk

January 26, 2019 admin 0

This week, 26th January – 2nd February, is National Storytelling week and as anyone who regularly reads our blog will know we are a family that love stories and so it seems only right to celebrate this week with competitions to win some stories and interviews with those that make our love of books possible.   Early this month I had the absolute please of interviewing Kasia Dudziuk, illustrator, designer and co-creator of ‘The Goes […]

crate creatures

Crate Creatures – A toy review

January 25, 2019 admin 2

Last week we were sent Pudge, a crate creature, to review.  Now if you haven’t already heard about the new crate creatures then let me enlighten you a little, they are rather disgusting creatures that have been locked in crates and your child needs to break them free using the crow bar and then, presumably, give the rotter a home. I am sure you can agree this sounds like the type of toy that will […]

frenetic

Frenetic A game review

December 17, 2018 admin 0

If you are a regular reader of the blog you will know that as a family we are huge lovers of board games and often enjoy a good games night or Sunday afternoon game session and often review new games on here and today we have FReneTiC for you. FReneTiC is a word game for ages 8 and over. It is similar to other word games in that you have to create words from given letters […]

the curiosity box

The Curiosity Box – A Review

December 15, 2018 admin 0

I’ve written before about my love for educational toys, books and activities and how I love encouraging the children to learn through fun, especially if it gets them away from the video games they seem to love so much. I’ve also written before about subscription boxes and have even reviewed a couple over the years but this is the first time I have been introduced to a STEM education subscription box aimed at children, called […]

what's that smell

What’s that Smell – A game review

December 10, 2018 admin 2

As a family we love a good board game and most weekends we try and incorporate a games night, so when we get the opportunity to try out a new game we love nothing more than putting it through its paces.   This week we have been sent What’s that smell? which is a party game for ages 14 and over and as you would imagine it involves a lot of different smells. In fact […]

book advent

What is a book advent and how to make one

November 16, 2018 admin 0

Every year for the past 5 years I have created a book advent in December and it has now become one of our families favourite traditions. When I first started doing it the concept wasn’t very common and lots of friends and family were intrigued as to what I was doing and why but now the idea is definitely catching on more and more and I hope to be able to continue doing it for […]

ready2robot

Ready2Robot toy review

November 13, 2018 admin 0

The boys have been sent some Ready2robot toys to check out just in time for Christmas and I have a feeling they will be asking santa to bring them some more, especially the tiddler.   The ready2robot toys incorporate three things that most boys and probably some girls love, robots, slime and fighting.  These toys allow your child to build and customise their own characters, or mechbots as they are officially known, using the mix […]